PublisherWritten and directed by George C. Stoney under the advice of Frederic Zeman, Director of Medicine and Leo Dobrin, Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with the co-operation of the Home for Aged and Infirm Hebrews of New York. Produced with a grant from Pfizer Laboratories, released by the Center for mass Communication of Columbia University Press.
Digitizing sponsorPfizer Ltd
A film which shows how practical steps can be taken to encourage old people to lead useful lives despite old age, illness or injury. The film begins with a series of elderly people describing their active lives. The film shows the case study of Mrs Lewis, partially paralysed by a stroke, and how she becomes more active again. Other elderly people are shown and it is pointed out that having a strong will and a desire to fight to recover are two of the most important factors in keeping an elderly person fit and active - in addition to that, all activities that encourage movement and independence are to be encouraged to avoid permanent invalidism. 4 segments.